The Partnership: Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Useful Products

ARPA-E funded two separate companies – LanzaTech and Dioxide Materials – working on two separate technologies that ultimately joined forces to target the same problem: how do we make use of carbon dioxide instead of releasing it to the atmosphere? The partnership between these two teams has resulted in a potentially game-changing development in how we convert and utilize a … Read More

Dioxide Materials’ Patent on Catalyst Layers & Electrolyzers Issues in Australia

Dioxide Materials is paving the way to cost-effective routes to sustainable chemicals and fuel production. Dioxide Materials’ Australian Patent Number 2016401931 describes the granted claims of U.S. application Serial No. 15/158,227, which issued as U.S. Patent No. 9,945,040 on April 17, 2018. This patent claims the use of ionomers containing cyclic amines for fuel cells and, CO₂ and water electrolyzers.  … Read More

Proven Technology Poised to Meet the World’s CO2 and Hydrogen Challenge

Dioxide Materials aspires to be the world leader in the production of renewable gasoline from water, CO2 and renewable energy. By way of background, the world urgently needs a way to avoid catastrophic climate change, but solutions have not been forthcoming. Presently, most of the world’s effort in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been concentrated on reducing emissions from … Read More

New electrochemical process to recycle CO2

Read the Gas World article By Molly Burgess 9 May 2019 Research scientists at Dioxide Materials in Boca Raton, Florida have developed a novel electrochemical technology that converts carbon dioxide (CO2), water and renewable energy to produce green fuels and chemicals to enable a low carbon future. The technology can be used to convert CO2 into many products, meeting numerous customer … Read More

Dioxide Materials is a phase 1 winner of Nasa’s CO2 Conversion Challenge

Dioxide Materials has been named a phase 1 winner of Nasa’s CO2 Conversion Challenge. The challenge encouraged many companies to compete by presenting their plans for developing systems that can convert CO2 into molecules to power bio-manufacturing in space. Dioxide Materials holds many patents on CO2 conversion technology and is highly focused on enabling future Martian explorers to have the opportunity to … Read More

Dioxide Materials Receives Phase II Award from EERE

Dioxide Materials was recently awarded a Phase II award from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), as part the Energy Department’s (DOE) project selections for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research programs.  Dioxide Materials was one of 11 small businesses to successfully demonstrate the technical feasibility for innovation.  Dioxide Materials worked on … Read More

Why do you have to activate Sustainion membranes?

Sustainion anion exchange membranes from Dioxide Materials are typically supplied in a dry, chloride form supported on a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) liner. They consequently have to be converted to the hydroxide form by exposing them to a strong base. It is recommended that the membrane be soaked in a large bath of 1M KOH for 24–48 hours in order to … Read More

Alkaline Water Electrolyzers with Sustainion™ Membranes Offer Breakthrough Results

Water electrolyzers are being developed as a way of storing renewable energy, as a route to creating hydrogen for fuel cell cars and as a route to renewable fuels and chemicals.  Dioxide Materials has been enabling water electrolysis, making low cost hydrogen without using precious metals that can achieve high current densities. On January 16, 2019, a Dioxide Materials alkaline … Read More

Dioxide/11173AU03 (Catalyst Layers and Electrolyzers) – allowance of Australian Patent application

This Australian patent allowance describes the granted claims of U.S. application Serial No. 15/158,227, which issued as U.S. Patent No. 9,945,040 on April 17, 2018. This patent claims the use of ionomers containing cyclic amines for fuel cells and, CO? and water electrolyzers.  We had previously shown that ionic liquids containing cyclic amines can be used to enhance electron transfer in CO? and water … Read More